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We visited the historic Mizpah Hotel today in Tonopah..

It was built in 1907 and totally restored in 2012 by the...

The best picture I could get of the elegant lobby...

Hall to the Jack Dempsey dining room...

The Dempsey Room offers fine dining on holidays only..

The Wyatt Earp Bar inside the lobby..

We had our anniversary dinner in the Pittman Cafe ...

The steaks were delicious..

The Pittman Cafe..

Antiques in the Pittman Cafe..

More antiques..

The Lady in Red...

Tonopah is a cool town with lots to see...

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Tonopah Mining Park...

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We visited the awesome Mizpah Hotel today and had steaks for our anniversary. The Mizpah Hotel is a historic hotel in Tonopah, Nevada. Mizpah Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, It was really hard to get good pictures, I am adding the best ones, my apologies for the glares and red looking photos.

The five-story Mizpah was the tallest building in Nevada until 1929. It was named after the Mizpah Mine and was the social hub of Tonopah. The three and five story buildings are joined with a wood stairway crowned with a skylight. Steam heat was provided, along with the first elevator in Tonopah. According to legend, Wyatt Earp kept the saloon, Jack Dempsey was a bouncer, and Howard Hughes married Jean Peters at the Mizpah. The hotel features the Jack Dempsey Room and the Wyatt Earp Bar.

The hotel is said to house a ghost deemed "the Lady in Red" by hotel guests who have experienced her presence. The Lady in Red haunting of the Mizpah was featured in season 5, episode 2 of Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.The hotel had been shuttered since 1999, however, in early 2011, the hotel was purchased by Fred and Nancy Cline of Cline Cellars, Sonoma, CA who renovated and reopened the building to the public in August 2011. The newly renovated hotel features 47 rooms, a bar, and two restaurants; The Pittman Cafe and the more upscale Jack Dempsey Room. The Dempsey Room is open on holidays or for special events only. We enjoyed our tour of the hotel and the steaks from the Pittman Café were outstanding. Tonopah is a cool town located half-way between Reno and Las Vegas. We have one more day of exploring in the area. We are planning to check out the nearby town of Goldfield tomorrow. Check back later for more from Nevada.

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